Christmas Crunch {Funfetti Popcorn Christmas Style}

December 4, 2012

Christmas Crunch! Bring some holiday spirit to your snacks with Funfetti Popcorn Christmas style! It can be whipped up in only 10 minutes and decorated with as many sprinkles as you like. This popcorn treat is perfect for holiday gifts and parties.

Christmas Crunch Popcorn

Christmas Crunch Funfetti Popcorn

Easy and festive Christmas treat? Where? I’m definitely in! I posted this delicious treat back during Easter time and it was called Bunny Bait. In the post I’d mentioned a few other holiday ideas you could do with the same recipe and here’s one of them. This is one of the best treats ever!

Christmas Crunch

I’m so glad Bake at 350 came up with such a simple and delicious idea (such a great blog by the way be sure to check it out). It seriously only takes about 5 minutes to whip up this treat, so wouldn’t it be a perfect gift to give during the hectic holidays?

Christmas Crunch

I say it’s the perfect “energy” snack for me during the holidays =). It definitely keeps me going! Just a warning, this stuff is addictive so yes it’s a dangerous thing. Easy to make but hard to stop eating. I want to make it every day. It’s such a versatile snack that has such a delightful crunch.

Tips and Variations

  • Add as many sprinkles as you like why not try different shapes and colors
  • You could also try different flavored candy melts such as mint or peppermint
  • You don’t have to stick with M&M’s, why not try different festive sweets such as mini candy canes or marshmallows
  • These make perfect gifts at parties just divide the mixture into cellophane bags and tie with a pretty ribbon

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Christmas Crunch {Funfetti Popcorn Christmas Style}

5 from 3 votes

Bring some holiday spirit to your snacks with funfetti popcorn Christmas style! It can be whipped up in only 10 minutes and decorated with as many sprinkles as you like. This popcorn treat is perfect for holiday gifts and parties.

Servings: 9 party bags
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (104g) popcorn kernels*
  • 1 (12 oz) bag Vanilla Candy Melts (such as Wilton Candy Melts)
  • 1 1/2 cups (75g) broken pretzel pieces or baby pretzels
  • 1 (10 oz) bag** green and red Milk Chocolate or Mint M&Ms
  • Christmas sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Pop popcorn in a popcorn popper into a large bowl (or alternately in the microwave if using microwave bags of popcorn) according to manufactures directions. Remove any unpopped popcorn kernels. Toss in broken pretzel pieces and M&Ms***.

  2. Melt Vanilla Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth. Drizzle half of melted chips over popcorn mixture, then stir, tossing gently a few times with a rubber spatula.
  3. Then drizzle remaining half of melted chips over popcorn, and gently stir mixture until evenly coated (don't over stir though or your sprinkles wont stick if the white chips begin to set and harden).
  4. Pour mixture into a single layer onto wax paper. Sprinkle entire mixture evenly with sprinkles (as many as you'd like) before vanilla chips set. Allow to cool and harden, then gently break into pieces and store in an airtight container.
  5. Note: I was able to fill 8 - 9 1/2"x 4" party treat bags about 2/3 full with this recipe, just to let you know so you have an idea for gift giving.
  6. *These can be found in the cake decorating section of some supermarkets, at craft stores or at specialty kitchen kneads stores.
  7. Recipe Source: Adapted from Bake at 350

Recipe Notes

  • *1/2 cup kernels should yield about 16 - 17 cups popped popcorn. If you don't have an electric popcorn popper you can use the brown paper bag and microwave popcorn method. It's also been said that 2 bags tender white popcorn works well here.
  • **Previously recipe listed using a 12 oz. bag of M&M's but bag size has shrunk over the years (don't you love that?), so a 10 oz bag will work or you can use 2 extra ounces from another bag.
  • ***If you'd like M&M's and pretzels to show through more and not be covered entirely by chocolate you can set aside 1/4 of each then sprinkle over the popcorn mixture when you add the sprinkles, this is totally optional.
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Crunch {Funfetti Popcorn Christmas Style}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 85IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Popcorn
Author: Jaclyn